Monday, March 21, 2011

March Masterworks: Revelations & Discoveries

The Masterworks Concert this weekend features Bach's 3rd Orchestral Suite and Beethoven's 8th Symphony along with the orchestra’s principal violist, Julius Wirth, playing a concerto probably no one in town has ever heard before by a composer, Zdenek Lukas, many here have probably never heard of. Also on the program is a short work by American composer, Charles Ives. To say it’s a “varied program” may be an understatement, so that was one of the first things conductor Stuart Malina and I addressed in our podcast about the program.

You can listen to it, here (follow the link, then click on ‘podcast’ underneath the post heading at Stuart’s blog).

The concert is Saturday evening at 8pm and Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Forum in downtown Harrisburg. There's a pre-concert talk with Alexander Kahn, director of orchestral activities and bands at Gettysburg College, an hour before each performance - they're open to any ticket-holder for the concert.

And keep this in mind, if you would:
National Hunger Facts

In 2008, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 32.4 million adults and 16.7 million children.

In 2008, 17.1 million households were food insecure, increased from the 13 million households in 2007.

In 2008, households with children reported food insecurity at almost double the rate for those without children, 21 percent compared to 11.3 percent.

In 2008, 2.3 million households with seniors were food insecure.

Feeding America provides emergency food assistance to approximately 4.5 million different people in any given week.

Please consider bringing some non-perishable food items along with you to leave with the ushers when you enter the Forum for the Harrisburg Symphony concerts this weekend, Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th.

- Dick Strawser

No comments:

Post a Comment